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End-of-life management in solar energy access projects

Measures catalogue

authors: Manhart, A. | Michalscheck, M. | Schleicher, T. | Hilbert, I.
Year of publication: 12 / 2022

Enabling universal access to modern and clean forms of energy (SDG 7) ranks high on the global agenda and is supported by various donors and implementing organisations. Through these efforts, large numbers of energy access installations…

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Management of End-of-life Flat Panel Displays through E-waste Compensation in Nigeria

Feasibility study on options for developing environmentally sound recycling solutions in Nigeria

authors: Schleicher, T. | Manhart, A. | Hilbert, I. | Smit, R. | Jung, H. | Adogame, L.
Year of publication: 03 / 2022

The following study addresses the possibilities for responsible management of end-of-life flat panel displays in Nigeria. For this, it explores types of flat panel displays, their markets as well as responsible options for suitable…

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Management of End-of-life Li-ion Batteries through E-waste Compensation in Nigeria

Feasibility study on options for developing environmentally sound recycling solutions in Nigeria

authors: Manhart, A. | Betz, J. | Schleicher, T. | Hilbert, I. | Smit, R. | Jung, H. | Adogame, L.
Year of publication: 03 / 2022

The study addresses the possibilities for responsible management of end-of-life lithium-ion batteries from domestic consumption in Nigeria. As there are currently no recycling and final treatment capacities for such batteries installed…

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Standard Operating Procedures for Environmentally Sound Management of Used Lead-acid Batteries

authors: Wilson, B. | Manhart, A.
Year of publication: 12 / 2021

This report entails Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for environmentally sound management of used lead-acid batteries (ULABs). The SOPs consist of 37 sheets, each covering one topic relevant for safe and environmentally sound ULAB…

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Recycled content in plastic material with focus on PET, HDPE, LDPE, PP

State of play

authors: Löw, C. | Manhart, A. | Prakash, S.
Year of publication: 07 / 2021

The GIZ is implementing a global project “Support of the Export Initiative for Green Technologies” as a contribution to solving key environmental problems on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment (BMU). The BMU Export…

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Design-for-recycling (D4R) – State of play

Year of publication: 07 / 2021

The GIZ is implementing a global project “Support of the Export Initiative for Green Technologies” as a contribution to solving key environmental problems on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment (BMU). The BMU Export…

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Considerations for packaging classification

Internal paper prepared for the Technical Working Groups of the CAP-SEA project in partner countries

Year of publication: 07 / 2021

The GIZ is implementing a global project “Support of the Export Initiative for Green Technologies” as a contribution to solving key environmental problems on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment (BMU). The BMU Export…

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Closing the Loop on Energy Access in Africa

White Paper

authors: Angliviel, S. | Betz, J. | Manhart, A. | Sahni, A. | Soomro, S.
Year of publication: 05 / 2021

Access to clean, reliable electricity is one of the greatest challenges to sustainable development in Africa. Energy storage, particularly batteries, will be critical to supporting Africa’s progress to full energy access by 2030,…

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Emerging waste streams – Challenges and opportunities

Service under Framework contract EEA/HSR/20/001-3 for the provision of expert assistance to support the European Environment Agency’s activities on circular economy and industrial transformation

authors: Graulich, K. | Bulach, W. | Betz, J. | Dolega, P. | Hermann, C. | Manhart, A. | Bilsen, V. | Bley, F. | Watkins, E. | Stainforth, T.
Year of publication: 02 / 2021

This report presents a series of policy options that could be implemented in the future to move towards the proper management and increased circularity of emerging waste streams arising from the renewable energy technologies discussed in…

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Waste tyre management

Baseline study for Ghana

authors: Arthur, E. | Dorfiah, P. | Hilbert, I. | Nartey Kyere, V. | Kwesi Ocran, P. | Atiemo, S. | Manhart, A. | Nyaaba, L.
Year of publication: 10 / 2020

This report was produced within the second phase of the Ghanaian part of the programme on Sustainable Recycling Industries (SRI). The report contains an overview of environmentally sound management options for waste tyres, the current…

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Environmental Criticality of Raw Materials

An assessment of environmental hazard potentials of raw materials from mining and recommendations for an ecological raw materials policy

authors: Dehoust, G. | Manhart, A. | Dolega, P. | Vogt, R. | Kemper, L. | Auberger, A. | Becker, F. | Scholl, C. | Rechlin, A. | Priester, M.
Year of publication: 06 / 2020

Within the project OekoRess II, more than 50 mineral raw materials were evaluated with regard to the environmental hazard potential of mining using and further refining the methodology developed in the predecessor project OekoRess I.

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Incentive Based Collection of E-Waste in Ghana

Findings from the pilot incentive system for waste cables from March 2018 to August 2019

authors: Manhart, A. | Akuffo, B. | Attafuah-Wadee, K. | Atiemo, S. | Batteiger, A. | Jacobs, J. | Osei, N.
Year of publication: 04 / 2020

In countries like Ghana, approaches to improve e-waste management depend on the involvement of the informal sector. In this context the Öko-Institut has developed and tested an incentive-based approach. It aims to encourage informal…

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Incentive based collection of e-waste – Results from pilot implementation in Ghana

Presentation on the World Resources Forum, 23-24.10.2019

authors: Manhart, A. | Akuffo, B. | Atiemo, S. | Attafuah-Wadee, K. | Jacobs, J. | Batteiger, A.
Year of publication: 10 / 2019

Improvement strategies for e-waste management in countries like Ghana require the buy-in of the informal sector. In that context, an incentive-based approach was developed and tested. It aims at motivating informal collectors and…

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Production of Palm Oil in Indonesia

Country-focused commodity analysis in the context of the Bio-Macht project.

authors: Schleicher, T. | Hilbert, I. | Manhart, A. | Hennenberg, K. | Ernah, . | Vidya, S. | Fakhriya, I.
Year of publication: 02 / 2019

This study provides insights into the commodity based characteristics, environmental and social hot spots and policy instruments such as certification for palm oil production in Indonesia as a result of the Bio-Macht Project funded by…

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End-of-Life Management of Batteries in the Off-Grid Solar Sector

How to deal with hazardous battery waste from solar power projects in developing countries?

authors: Manhart, A. | Hilbert, I. | Magalini, F.
Year of publication: 10 / 2018

In order to achieve Sustainable Development Goal No. 7 on affordable and clean energy for all, many developing countries initiated ambitious energy access programs that are often supported by the international donor community. Many of…

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The environmental criticality of primary raw materials – A new methodology to assess global environmental hazard potentials of minerals and metals from mining

authors: Manhart, A. | Vogt, R. | Priester, M. | Dehoust, G. | Auberger, A. | Blepp, M. | Dolega, P. | Kämper, C. | Giegrich, J. | Schmidt, G. | Kosmol, J.
Year of publication: 08 / 2018

Environmental aspects are more and more relevant for raw material policy-making and responsible sourcing strategies. This trend is partly based on growing public awareness of problems and impacts associated with extraction and…

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Report on the Fact Finding Mission on the Management and Recycling of End-of-life Batteries used in Solar Home Systems in Myanmar

authors: Manhart, A. | Latt, K. | Hilbert, I.
Year of publication: 03 / 2018

In Myanmar many rural households are not connected to the electricity grid. In order to achieve the Sustainable Development Goal No. 7 on affordable and clean energy, the Department of Rural Development (DRD) of the Ministry of…

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Concept for a data and knowledge information system on mineral mining and trade and related environmental and socioeconomic issues 1.0

STRADE Concept 01/2018

Year of publication: 01 / 2018

The STRADE project has developed a concept for a data and knowledge information system on mineral mining and trade and related environmental and socio-economic issues. It combines global and EU mining and trade data with information on…

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Minerals and metals from non-EU countries – Europe’s role and responsibility for positive change in industry supply chains

STRADE Policy Brief 01/2017

authors: Manhart, A. | Gsell, M. | Hay, D. | Schüler, D.
Year of publication: 02 / 2017

STRADE is an EU-funded research project focusing on the development of dialogue-based, innovative policy recommendations for a European strategy on future raw materials supplies. In a series of policy briefs and reports the project…

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EU raw material import flows – acknowledging non-EU environmental and social footprints

STRADE Policy Brief 02/2017

Year of publication: 02 / 2017

STRADE is an EU-funded research project focusing on the development of dialogue-based, innovative policy recommendations for a European strategy on future raw materials supplies. In a series of policy briefs and reports,the project will…

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